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TBT: Grateful Dead Play Augusta This Week In 1984
October 12th, 1984. The Grateful Dead were on the second night of a two night stay here in the capital. By this time, it wasn't necessarily Jerry Garcia driving the ship. While he was present, any slack was taken up by Bob Weir and relative newcomer, keyboardist Brent Mydland...
New Music Friday: Black Country Communion
Each Friday, we find something new for you. Whether it’s a new release by a classic artist, or a newer band who’ve adopted a sound you’re used to hearing on Capital 95.9.
This week, it's the long awaited fourth album from Black Country Communion. L…
Throwback Thursday: Ian Anderson Plays Maine In 2006
This week, it's a fairly recent throwback. 11 years ago, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson took the songs on the road with a different spin. Taking an orchestra on the road, Anderson, with signature flute, set up shop at the State Theater on September 30th. Ian...
Throwback Thursday: 1987 - Warren Zevon Plays In Maine
This week in 1987, Warren Zevon packed them in at the Portland Expo. Fresh off a show in Poughkeepsie, NY, Warren was touring on his first post rehab album, Sentimental Hygiene.  The album itself was a considered a return to form, with a backing band featuring R...
5 Rock Songs Responsible For The Parental Advisory Sticker
On the 32nd anniversary of the Senate hearing centered around the labeling of music, let's first look back on the wide range of characters on that day. Where Dee Snider, John Denver, and Frank Zappa united to testify against the father of the internet over the freedom of music...
Andy's Jimi Hendrix Rushmore
Over the weekend, I caught a great documentary on Stevie Ray Vaughn. While most of it was obviously centered around the Texas Flood player, part of the special focused on SRV's love for Jimi Hendrix.
Throwback Thursday: Bob Dylan Played Augusta This Week In 1978
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we have Bob Dylan. Before Dylan and The Dead, before Time Out Of Mind launched his career into a new phase, and before he won a Nobel Prize, he was rolling through mid-life on the road. Sept 15th, 1978, he rolled into the Augusta Civic Center for the Str…
New Music Friday: Neil Young
Each Friday, we try to find something new for you to listen to. Whether it's a new release by a classic artist, or a newer band who've adopted a sound you're used to hearing on Capital 95.9.
TBT: Black Sabbath Played Maine This Week In 1978
After 35 years, Black Sabbath have played their final show. Present day, Ozzy's sporadically touring, and rumored to be releasing a new album in the next year. However, this week in 1978, the band roared through the Cumberland County Civic Center to a crowd at 80% capacity.
New Music Friday: Black Country Communion
Supergroup Black Country Communion are back after a brief hiatus. Instead of losing a step, it sounds like they've found one. 'Collide' is the first single from their upcoming album, due next month. Jason Bonham rejoins after a few years circling the globe paying tribute to his late f…

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